Excerpts from Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram:
Did you see what the president said about Islam?
“Islam is a faith that brings comfort to people.”
“The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through the holy Quran. It teaches the value and the importance of charity, mercy, and peace.”
“The Muslim faith is based upon peace and love and compassion.”
“We see in Islam a religion that traces its origins back to God’s call on Abraham. We share your belief in God’s justice.”
“America rejects bigotry. We reject every act of hatred against people of Arab background or Muslim faith.”
“Ours is not a campaign against the Muslim faith.”
Yes. That’s really what President George W. Bush said.
Obviously Bush was wrong as are most of the politicians and progressive academics in the Western world apropos Islam.
The answer is not to fall into self-deception and lie to ourselves. Truth and exposing error must be pursued in attempting to understand Islam and its modern expressions.
see Kennedy’s full post HERE